Long-necked Bottle with Wave and Flower Design in Underglaze Iron Black

© The National Museum of Korea

This small bottle or vase was produced in the Jizhou (吉州) kilns located Ji'an city, Jiangxi Province, China. The Jizhou kilns began developing in the late Tang Dynasty before flourishing in the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties, and then declining in the late Yuan Dynasty. The form of this vase resembles a beaker, with a long, slender neck and a low, squat body. The footring is attached separately. The front and back of the vessel are decorated with twin peony designs, one inside a flower-shaped outline, and the other inside a wave design. The rest of the exterior surface is filled with a circular vine design, with some fractal qualities. This bottle illustrates the baekji heukhwa (白地黑花) technique, wherein a design is painted in iron-brown underglaze on a white ground before firing.

Provenance: Dodeok-do, Bangchuk-ri, Jido-myeon, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do

Materials: Ceramics

Dimensions: H. 14.1cm

Accession Number: Sinan 6626

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